Also ...Even as they are engaged in a fierce fight in Chhattisgarh against each other, a jawan gave an injured Naxal a new lease of life by donating his blood. The incident occurred in Surguja, in the northern part of the State, which is a Naxal-dominated area where the outlaws make their presence felt time and again. It was in one such attempt by the Naxals, that the police injured an outlaw, carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head, but ensured that he survived by making him available proper treatment and also donating blood when needed.
Asking India Inc to join hands in developing Naxal-affected areas, Union home minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said there was "trust deficit" among poor people in these pockets where they were opposed to the good intentions of the government or business houses. "There is a huge trust deficit between elected government and people of these areas. They tend to rely upon structures of power which oppose the country," Chidambaram said while speaking at the CII annual meet. He said: "It is a wake-up call for us. We must ask why there is a trust deficit among the people of India, government of India, government of states. Why is there so much distrust of people who want to bring development and industry?"